Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
technologies plant to protest plans to move the factory to china, ending 170 jobs. a federal appeals court has rejected the group plan. his challenge of a funding ban in taxes. texas has sought to cut payments to planned parenthood and exclude it from a government funded health program for low- income women because it also provides abortions. the texas program offers cancer and health screenings as well as birth control to some 100,000 low-income women, about 40,000 of whom are served through planned parenthood. the court of appeals for the but circuit in new orleans declined to reconsider an earlier ruling upholding the ban. in response, texas governor rick perry immediately announced that texas will stop all payments to program participants affiliated with abortion providers. a recent george washington university study has warned texas will be unlikely to provide adequate care to the patients currently served by planned parenthood. the supreme court is set to decide today on whether to hear a challenge to the conviction of five former top officials with the holy land foundation, once the
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
have marked the first time militants deployed the drone technology used by the united states to strike targets in foreign countries for an attack inside the united states. he was caught with the help of undercover agents posing as al qaeda operatives who gave him the money to buy the drones. the tactic that is led to allegations of entrapment. a new video has been released from syria showing arm troubles executing a grpp ogovernmentnt soldiers. on the tape, 10 prisoners were forced to lie on top of one another at an overrun military checkpoints. anti-government fighters are seen kicking and taunting the captured soldiers before opening fire. amnesty international has condemned the footage saying its picks "utter disregard for international humanitarian l new reports warning global inequality has reached a 20-year high. according to the group save the children, poverty that havee previously been concentrated in the world's lowest income countries is now on the rise in middle income countries, which account for 70% of the world's poor. those are some of the headlines. welcome to "
Oct 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
science and technology, and even the ability to socialize with each other- we are more socially mature than most people that i meet outside of america. but i think we are far behind our advancement in technoscience and technology when it comes to social maturity- perceiving what society should be, what a human being is. i think we have exaggerations, some of us, of what a human being is and what we should expect of a human being- exaggerations- and some of us poorly estimate the value of human beings. so we are not- to me, we are not the greatest society when it comes to social maturity. >> you know, that's one of the problems we've wrestled with in this class over and over again, because we hear such beautiful statements of love and caring and equality and justice coming from deeply religious people, and it's like you say, you know, somehow we haven't matured to a level that even respects the religions we profess. i'm just curious, in terms of your understanding of islam, how does that, in your own life, lend itself to making us better- better human beings? >> well, i don't wan
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
. and as the technology changes, it's going to be easier and easier to make these very cheap films for someone like gregg who's got that much talent. if you're determined to make a film now, i am convinced that you can find a way to make it. whether you shoot it on video and get it transferred, or you get everyone and all the equipment for free, or you save up for two or three years, all those ways now are possible. whereas before, it was completely out of the question. i think i'll always be a guerilla filmmaker. at one point, one critic called us outlaws and so, yes, i am a film outlaw and i think that's a good thing to be. h e annenberg media ♪ and: with additional funding from these foundations and individuals: and by: and the annual financial support of: for information about this and other annenberg media programs call 1-800-learner and visit us at www.learner.org.